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Board of Education By-Trustee Area Elections | Second Public Hearing Announcement
Posted 1/4/19

 

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education will hold the second in a series of public hearings to receive community feedback regarding the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) and the potential design of maps that outline trustee-areas for Board elections. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Boardroom of the SRVUSD Education Center at 699 Old Orchard Drive, Danville.

 

Pursuant to Education Code section 35012, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s Board of Education is currently elected under an at-large election system, where trustees are elected by voters of the entire District.  Trustees are elected in even-numbered years and serve staggered, four-year terms, such that the next election for two trustee seats is scheduled for November 2020, with the remaining trustee seats scheduled for election in November 2022.

 

On December 11, 2018, the Board adopted Resolution #48-18/19, declaring its intent to transition from at-large to by-trustee area Board elections, where each Board member must reside within the designated trustee area boundary, and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area. Under the by-trustee area system, voters would only vote for one seat on the school board.

 

On December 18, 2018, the Board of Education held the first of two statutorily required public hearings about this change. At the meeting on January 8, 2019,  the Board will again consider information on the process and potential criteria for drawing the trustee-area boundary maps. Following the presentation, the Board will hold the second of the two statutorily required hearings to receive input from the community on the trustee-area map creation process, pursuant to Elections Code section 10010, subdivision (a)(1). The meeting is open to the public and public input is welcomed.

 

Information about this process is posted on the District website and is updated regularly.

 

Questions can be directed to CVRA@srvusd.net.